Following Destiny 2's launch back in September 2017, Bungie caught a lot of flak from fans when it chose to implement a content lockout for Iron Banner and Faction Rallies if players lacked the game's Curse of Osiris DLC. Now, however, it seems as if the activities are open to all Guardians once more thanks to the recent release of the science fiction shooter's latest patch, Hotfix 188.8.131.52.
Rather than use the Hotfix to address any bugs or exploits, the latest update for Destiny 2 deals exclusively with Bungie's prior decision to bar those who didn't purchase Curse of Osiris from playing the content they previously had access to. As a matter of fact, the patch notes are incredibly brief, for they only consist of two headers with two single sentences apiece, as they both read, "Players who do not own Curse of Osiris may once again access" Iron Banner and Faction Rallies.
Although Iron Banner and Faction Rallies are now available again to all players, many fans would argue that Bungie still has a lot of work left to do in order to restore Destiny 2 to its former glory when it released. The studio has acknowledged that there's "a lot to talk about in 2018" in regards to what's on the agenda for the game's post-launch lifespan. Of course, actions often speak louder than words, and Guardians will be surely be watching Bungie's every move very closely from here on out.
Destiny 2 is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.